It all began in 1988 when Chopard became the partner and official timekeeper of the famous Mille Miglia classic car rally. Prior to this inseparable association, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Chopard co-president and a keen collector’s car driver always had a penchant for vintage automobiles and classic racing. Thus, joining his two biggest passions with his favourite commercial enterprise, fine watchmaking, seemed a no brainer. As a result, we get to enjoy precision mechanics in objets d’art big and small.
A 30 Year Romance between Chopard and the Mille Miglia
Every year, the prestigious endurance rally sees more than 400 teams compete on a thousand-mile route racing from Brescia to Rome and back. 30 years on, Chopard has created a limited series each year to represent each race inspired by these legendary speed machines, the core foundations of the race, right on your wrist.
This year, the historic Mille Miglia car race extends from Brescia to Rome and back again, with the route set upon crossing the Cisa Pass, a 113-kilometre mountain pass that marks the divide between the Ligurian and Tuscan Apennines. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this enduring passion between Chopard and the Mille Miglia, Chopard presents a new sports edition of the emblematic collection Mille Miglia in shades of grey – the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigrio Speciale.
Classic Inspiration, contemporary style: Chopard Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale Limited Edition
The intensely grey Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigio Speciale revisits the characteristics of the “classic racing” cars. Accented in red lining details on the case and dial, the watch exudes powerful allure and a sporty presence suited to all occasions. This contemporary timepiece issued in a limited number of 1,000 pieces.
Featuring a sturdy shotblasted titanium case, the Mille Miglia GTS Power Control Grigrio Speciale measures 43mm x 11.4mm and has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, an engraved caseback bearing the inscription Brescia > Roma > Brescia, fitted with a red gasket and tinted crystal.
Movement Automatic Chopard caliber 01.08-C with 60 hours power reserve
Case 43mm Titanium with 100 metres water resistance
Strap Cordura fabric with polished folding clasp in shotblasted steel